Monday, May 20, 2013

Weed Protection Agency

Lighthouse Dandelions - Jamie Wyeth

Weed Protection Agency (WPA)
©2013 Susan Noyes Anderson

We'd like to say a word for weeds,
brave victims of mad plowers.
Why must their sturdy lives give way
to frail, elitist flowers?

We're financing a lighthouse scheme

to offer them safe harbors:
a solar sanctuary from
the dandelion barbers. 

DONATIONS GLADLY ACCEPTED

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23 comments:

Dixie Mom said...

Well, in some states 'weeds' are legal now, so they are in a way....protected! Ha! They were put here to torment us, you know...:)

Karen Mortensen said...

Good one.

Helen said...

Brilliant with a dose of whimsy thrown in for good measure!

yaya said...

Ahhh..the poor dandelion...I hear it's delish when prepared correctly. I love yellow roses, tulips, pansy, mums..but for some reason the dandelion sets my teeth on edge! I need an attitude adjustment I guess!

Dina Lettre said...

We pride ourselves on having a weed-free lawn. Poor little guys! :)

Brian Miller said...

haha sign me up to support....dandelions are my fav flower (errr....weed) smiles....

lol on dixie moms comment...smiles.

Robyn Greenhouse said...

There really is a cause for everyone to support!

LeAnn said...

Oh, this was a cute one. I love the yellow dandelions; not in my lawn. I treasure the little dandelions that have been picked by little hands to give to me their mother and now grandmother.
Blessings!

The Write Girl said...

You certainly have become the spokeswoman for weeds. This poem puts a smile on my face. So clever.

mindlovemisery said...

This is hilarious!

Leovi said...

I love your words in defense of the weeds!

Kutamun said...

So full of jovial kindness, these words, thanks Sue

Dave King said...

Well, Amen to all this! Well said.

Ginny Brannan said...

And so debate continues, but in defense of weeds, find this whimsical and clever, indeed!

Gail said...

Fantastically fun!

Strummed Words said...

I too love their sunny prettiness but fear their spread.....like weeds.

karen said...

And really - who doesn't love a few dandelions? They're supposed to make a great tea, be good in salads, and they're so bright and sunny. But the best (or worst, depending on your viewpoint) is when they turn into fragile "fairies" waiting to be blown by wind or children's breath to the four corners.

Amy said...

I love dandelions. They have such a sweet smell, and are so bright and cheery. They are especially cherished when presented in sweet chubby hands. I love your poem. It made me smile.

~T~ said...

If they would all go to the refuge and stay there, I might contribute!

Grandma Honey said...

oh the weeds of life! Sometimes I think we have them just to make us stronger.

Friko said...

Now there’s kind.

Kelvin S.M. said...

..aww, poor dandelion barbers & mad plowers for they don't have any idea what they're missing... i never looked at dandelions as weeds... i think they should have been classified to better rank... smiles... loved your take!!! :)

EG CameraGirl said...

I'm proud to say that Ontario has banned herbicides on lawns. I wish humans would look at the BIG picture and realize that bees and other insects need weeds to survive, and we humans need insects to pollinate our food. A beautifully manicured lawn is not so important when you think deeply about it.

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